The Cleveland Division of Police Use of Deadly Force Investigation Team is investigating a police officer involved shooting that occurred at today at E. 131st & Cain Avenue outside of Winston’s Place Bar.
The preliminary investigation reveals that at approximately 2:00 a.m. Police Dispatch received a call for shots fired at 4209 East 131st Street Winston’s Place Bar. Upon arrival on scene Fourth District observed a male exiting the bar with a handgun and after observing the male the officers ordered the male to stop and drop the weapon. The male did not comply and attempted to flee on foot. At this time the officers exited their zone car and pursued the male. As the officers pursued the male he turned, pointed the handgun at the officers and shot at them. The officers returned fire hitting the suspect multiple times. The male was taken into custody, EMS was notified and responded to the scene and conveyed the male to MetroHealth Medical Center, where he is being treated for his injuries.
Further investigation revealed that the arrested male was involved in an altercation inside the bar and remove from the bar. After being remove from the bar the arrested male obtained a handgun from a vehicle. Once in possession of the handgun the arrested male returned to the bar and confronted the security guard at the front door. During the confrontation the arrested male shot once in the air and shot the security guard in the leg.
No police officers are reporting injuries at this time.